The monstera plant comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The two most common varieties are Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii, which are often lovingly referred to as “swiss chess plants.” As their nickname implies, monsteras are easy to identify by the holes and clefts in their dark green leaves. M. deliciosa has large leaves, while M. adansonii has smaller leaves and grows like a vine. Although sometimes called “split-leaf philodendron”, in fact it is not a philodendron at all! Now that we know what to call them, let’s talk about how to care for these amazing plants.
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